August 27, 2021 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Warren Smith was born in Chicago to a musical family. He graduated from the University of Illinois, then received a master’s degree in percussion from the Manhattan School of Music. In 1961 he co-founded the Composers Workshop Ensemble; he was also a founding member of Max Roach‘s percussion ensemble, M’Boom. In the ‘70s and ‘80s Smith had a loft called Studio Wis, which acted as a performing and recording space for many young New York jazz musicians. In the ‘70s Smith also played with Andrew White, Julius Hemphill, Muhal Richard Abrams, Nancy Wilson, Quincy Jones, Count Basie, and Carmen McRae. Other credits include extensive work with musicians Anthony Braxton, Charles Mingus, Henry Threadgill, Van Morrison, and Joe Zawinul. Smith continued to work on Broadway into the ‘90s, and has performed with a number of classical ensembles.
Featuring: Warren Smith – drums
Greater Calvary Baptist Church
43-55 West 124th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd and Fifth Ave
New York NY 10027 US